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There were multiple events that started it.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955) is often stated as the beginning of the movement. But school desegregation had begun the previous year with the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.

*(see the links below to read events that led up to the Civil Rights Movement)

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